Dec 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
leaking between rural areas but seattle, vancouver, and portland and eugene. we had major business markets and the opportunity for mark -- travelers who are tourists to enjoy our real. for us, it would not work to start from scratch and institute a high-speed rail line. we have too many committees linking threat that west coast corridor that wanted to enjoy the benefits of rail and wanted us as a state contributing in putting our state dollars into it, they wanted to see the benefits in that incremental fashion. for us, washington state will always be a higher spped passenger rail program. but it works for us and our businesses. as we work closely with the burlington on this notion of sharing the corridor, it is a decision we made. they have bought into it and the nation for us in the amount of increments and passenger trips that we intend to make, the investments we're making on that freight rail line will not only benefit passenger travel but our freight movement in our state as we are a multi dependent trade state and at the economy recovers and their business continues to grow.